MassChallenge was founded with a singular purpose - to make it easy as possible to launch and grow new ventures. Today, more than just an accelerator, they are a community of innovators working to solve some of the world's most massive challenges. Since the lunched in 2009, over 1,900 startups from 54 countries have graduated from their programs, having raised more than $4BB in funding, generating over $2BB in revenue, and creating 121,000 new direct and indirect jobs. Jeremy Baras is the Midwest Director. He has a B.S. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Vermont.